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Caring For Your Pet After Vaccination

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Vaccination is the best protection against certain life-threatening medical conditions. Most pets don’t need special care after a shot; they don’t manifest any adverse reaction and go about their daily activities without any changes.
However, there are some cats and dogs that can display a mild reaction to vaccination and they may appear weak for a day or two. They may have a poor appetite and prefer to spend the day napping or lounging on the couch. The injection site may be sore or tender and they don’t want to be handled near the spot. As you can see, this is more or less what many people go through after being.
Ways to keep your pet comfortable after vaccination

Provide a warm, cozy place in the house where your pet can rest undisturbed

Food and water should easily be accessible; but don’t be alarmed if he does not have eat much for a day or two

Your pet may wish to be left alone so it’s better to avoid playing with him; he’ll come to you when he wants your attention. Make sure to check on your pet every regularly to make sure he is comfortable. Read more information contact veterinarians care.

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Pet Birds Get Stressed Too!

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Unnecessary strain or tension can occur when birds are exposed to specific stressors in their immediate environment. Some of these important stressors are overcrowding, fluctuating temperature and/or humidity (too high or too low), or noise.

There are 2 main types of stress that pet birds can suffer – psychological and physical. Physical stress is triggered by continuing stress like overcrowding, or emergency stress such as being exposed to potential threats. In some instances, stress can be positive because it keeps the bird alert so it can better react to an emergency. In the presence of perceived threat, the body produces large quantities of adrenaline into the blood stream. Adrenaline or epinephrine is called the ‘fight or flight’ hormone. The adrenal glands of birds that are chronically subjected to stress continue to produce epinephrine causing the gland to work overtime and this can have serious consequences that can be fatal. Read more advice visit your local Animal Health care.

Pet Mouse

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The mouse is often passed over for the more common pocket pets like the hamster or guinea pig. But mice make excellent pets especially for children because they seldom bite and can easily be handled. Also, they are low maintenance pets and don’t need spacious living quarters. They have been selectively bred to enhance so their desirable qualities shine through. The mice can actually be entertaining pets. But one of the biggest drawbacks of pet mice is their short lifespan, with the average at 1.5-2 years.

There are many different species of mice that are now kept as pets, but the most popular one is the Swiss Albino mouse. The males are generally bigger in size than most female Swiss Albino mice. Their eyes appear to bulge because of the presence of the harderian gland behind each eye.  The secretion of the glands is very important in keeping the eye moist and well-lubricated. It also plays an important role in the display of species-specific behaviors that are triggered by pheromones. Read more information contact your local vet clinic.

Food Allergy In Pet Dogs and Cats

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Some cats and dogs are allergic to certain ingredients in their diet. The most common food allergens in dog food include chicken, dairy, soy, beef, corn, wheat, and eggs; for cats, the most common food allergens include fish, dairy products, and beef. Some pets can also be allergic to preservatives, food dyes, or additives. Many cases of food allergy can be traced back to an ingredient that has been part of the animal’s food intake for a considerable length of time.

Like other cases of allergy, there is a need to identify the allergen so exposure can be reduced or eliminated. Your vet may recommend an elimination diet to identify the ingredient that’s been causing the allergy, and when it’s pinpointed, it should be removed from your pet’s diet.

Food allergies trigger persistent itching, causing the animal to may chew, rub, and scratch all over their body leading to raw spots and hair loss. Some can have bouts of vomiting and diarrhea, and even ear infections. Learn more call your vet care

Microchipping Is A Permanent Form Of Identification For Pets

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Among the different types of identification being used in pets, a microchip is considered to be the most reliable and permanent form of pet identification. The insertion of the microchip will only take a few seconds and the procedure is considered very safe. However, the reliability of the microchip in identifying pets is highly dependent on the contact details of the pet owner thus it’s very important that it should be kept updated whenever there’s a change in address or contact number.

Collars and identification tags are the most common forms of pet identification. But collars can easily fall off or a pet can free himself from a loose collar; on the other hand, identification tags can fade or even fall off. Tattoos can also be used to ID pets but many pet owners have reservations about them.

Microchips increase the chance of lost pets being reunited with their owners. A pet with a microchip has a higher chance of being identified by a veterinarian or animal shelter and returned to his owner. For more suggestion visit your local Animal Hospital.

Housing For Pet Salamander Or Newt

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If you have a pet salamander or newt, you should make the effort to know more about your pet, especially its basic needs. Different species vary in their needs because some are aquatic, while other species are semi-aquatic, or terrestrial. With their extremely sensitive skin, salamanders and newts are highly susceptible to adverse environmental conditions. Their skin is porous and needs specific environmental conditions that closely mimic their natural habitat. Pet owners should closely monitor their pet’s enclosure to ensure that ideal conditions are maintained.

Semi-Aquatic habitat

The tank has a basking area that gradually shifts into an aquatic biome so it will be easier for the newt to crawl from one portion of the tank to the next.

Aquatic habitat

One important problem associated with aquatic tanks is the ammonia produced by the tank’s inhabitant. There is a need for regular cleaning and maintenance to keep the water safe and clean.

Terrestrial habitat

One end of the enclosure of terrestrial salamanders should be made a basking area where a heat source is placed; the other end of the enclosure should be dark. Sufficient humidity needs to be maintained; this can be achieved by keeping the substrate damp. Place some rocks or small logs where your pet can seek shelter. Read more advice visit your local Animal Health care.

Lights May Not Be Required In Enclosures Of Pet Snakes

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Many species of snakes that are kept as pets don’t require conventional lighting inside their enclosures. There are species of snakes that can do well without any type of lighting fixture inside their enclosure.

If you’re wondering whether there is a need to install lighting inside the enclosure of your pet snake, you should take a closer look at the conditions that exist inside the enclosure. If the snake’s immediate environment remains warm all-year round, there may be no need to install artificial lighting. But there are pet owners who still choose to install UVB lighting because it can increase the activity level of the snake as well as enhance coloration. There are also those that install heat lights to create a more natural day-night cycle in their pet’s enclosure. If your pet snake is a nocturnal species, a heat source may be needed during the day while a red light can be turned on at night inside the enclosure. Read more advice visit your local Animal Health care.